Ministry Focus: Riku and Anne are Bible school instructors, authors, and church leaders. They are ministering globally under GlobalEd leadership. Their ministry focus is to serve the global theological training community as a resource and expert for provision of effective graduate level programs, responding strategically to needs and opportunities related to teaching, scholarship, professional networking, and collaboration. The focus and outcome of their global training ministry is missional; trained and equipped national leaders and Bible instructors can equip their people for the work of the gospel.
Ministry History: Riku and Anne have been serving as PAOC ministers since 1996. Their ministry has included pastoring in Canada and Global work in the area of education. They married in 1986 and they have a son Alex. Both of them have earned their doctorates in theology. Prior to moving back to Canada in 2012, they served as PAOC vocational missionaries to Europe at Continental Theological Seminary (Belgium), an international school having students from over 30 different nations. They have also ministered in West Africa where they taught in various Bible schools in Ivory Coast, Liberia, Guinea, and Senegal as well as helping in humanitarian needs and rebuilding Bible college libraries. Since their moved back to Canada, they have served in voluntary basis in Nepal, Thailand, and Philippines along the full-time pastoral ministry in Finnish Pentecostal Church in Vancouver (till the end of 2022).
1. Transition back to PAOC Mission Global and GlobalEd.
2. Various Bible Colleges and Seminaries which are challenged in various ways because of our ever changing world.
3. Qualified instructors.
4. Investors and partners to support and walk alongside with us as we educate globally.